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This collection consists of historical materials (often texts or writings) around the creation of software. In general, applications and code are not here but located elsewhere.

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The Malware Museum
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1.2M
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by Mikko Hypponen
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The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.
MOCAGH: The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
collection
3,546
ITEMS
234,829
VIEWS
by MOCAGH
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From the MOCAGH.ORG site: "There are several "Video Game Museum" sites on the web, some much bigger and more elaborate than this one. So why have I decided to make this site? Aside from the obvious reason that I have too much spare time, this site offers something that no other site I have seen does, something invaluable to collectors. Being a collector myself for over fifteen years now, I always like to know if games in my collection are complete. While a few companies like...
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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eye 43,580
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. In 2006, documentary filmmaker Jason Scott began production on GET LAMP, a video documentary about the realm of text adventures and interactive fiction. Shooting and research time was roughly 4 years, during which Jason interacted with a large variety of members of the various communities and companies that made up the story of...
Topics: Infocom, Meretzky, Text Adventures, Scans, Maps, Game Design
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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Game Source Code Collection
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25,810
VIEWS
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This is a collection of computer game source code. The majority of these titles were originally released as commercial products and the source code was made available to the public at a later time. Developers have released these assets under varying licenses. Information about the license restrictions is included when known. If you are the copyright holder of a computer game and would like to make your source code available here please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org . Or if you know of a game...
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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VGMUSEUM.COM
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1,223
ITEMS
24,851
VIEWS
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Started by Garrett "Mek" Dockery on August 20, 1999 out of his need to have screenshots for as many games as possible, the site was originally called Gamepics. On December 12, 1999 the first game scans were added to the site and they became so popular that by January 14, 2000 the sub-site Gamescans was online, followed quickly by merging off these two sites into the Video Game Museum, launching officially on January 26, 2000. In the following months and years after the merge, more...
The Malware Museum
software
eye 21,975
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comment 5
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
by Mikko Hypponen
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Presented at DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011. "It's 2011, so this year it's going to be 25 years since Brain.A, the first PC virus, Join Mikko Hypponen as he talks about the history and evolution of computer viruses. From Brain to Stuxnet, he's spent his career tracking malware and will give a pretty good rundown on what has happened, when and why it mattered. Mikko Hypponen is based in Helsinki, Finland. He has been analysing computer viruses for more than 20 years. He has written...
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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Atari Historical Documents
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46
ITEMS
13,063
VIEWS
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A collection of historical documents and source code around either the Atari Corporation of California, or work done on programs that ran on Atari computers.
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
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comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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Bally Alley - The Astrocade Archive
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298
ITEMS
7,823
VIEWS
by Bally Alley
collection
eye 7,823
Bally Alley is one of the precious few web sites dedicated exclusively to the Bally Astrocade computer/console. This site is a treasure trove of information for all Bally Astrocade owners, users, programmers and collectors.
MOCAGH.ORG: Miscellaneous
collection
82
ITEMS
7,598
VIEWS
collection
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Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Miscellaneous Game Companies
The Malware Museum
software
eye 7,258
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comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 6,280
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 5,400
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comment 2
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
eye 5,373
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comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 5,342
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 5,301
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 4,969
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 4,776
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
eye 4,253
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 4,177
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
VGMUSEUM.COM: Penguin Software
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ITEMS
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VIEWS
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Penguin Software was a video game publisher from Geneva, Illinois that produced graphics software and games for the Apple II, Macintosh, IBM, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 8-bit, and Atari ST computers. They are mostly known for their graphics programs Graphics Magician and Complete Graphics System, graphic adventure games such as the Transylvania series, arcade-style games like Spy's Demise, and role-playing video games such as Xyphus. The company was founded in 1978 by Mark Pelczarski but...
The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
MOCAGH.ORG: Epyx
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54
ITEMS
3,594
VIEWS
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Epyx, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The company was founded as Automated Simulations by Jim Connelley and Jon Freeman, originally using Epyx as a brand name for action-oriented games before renaming the company to match in 1983. Epyx published a long series of \\
The Malware Museum
by Daniel White
software
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comment 1
A quick presentation on Virus History by Daniel White at Project Cyber Virus, held on May 5th, 2015 at Swissnex San Francisco. In 2004, Daniel White’s computer was infected with the Sasser worm, a fast-spreading autonomous worm that made millions of computers around the world reboot continuously. Fascinated by the concept of malware, he spent the following years learning everything he could about the subject, from general malware news to specific details of every virus, becoming a self-taught...
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Topics: Virus, History, Malware
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
Atari Historical Documents
by Atari
texts
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It's the source code for the seminal Atari 8-bit computer game, Star Raiders, complete with comments. If this is something you appreciate, please make a donation to the Internet Archive . The Atari community has converted this listing to text for easy search and compilation, visit here for info .
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Atari 8-bit, Atari 800, Atari 400, source code, Star Raiders
The Malware Museum
software
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favorite 1
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 3,389
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
( 1 reviews )
MOCAGH.ORG: Infocom
collection
20
ITEMS
3,035
VIEWS
collection
eye 3,035
Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Infocom
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,973
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,875
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,871
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
MOCAGH.ORG: Sierra On-Line and On-Line Systems
collection
16
ITEMS
2,827
VIEWS
collection
eye 2,827
Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Sierra On-Line
The Malware Museum
software
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comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
MOCAGH.ORG: Electronic Arts
collection
15
ITEMS
2,630
VIEWS
collection
eye 2,630
Video Game Museum (VGMuseum.com) collection: Electronic Arts
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,616
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,576
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,562
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Infocom Cabinet: Binders and Folders of Infocom, Inc. (1981-1987)
by Steve Meretzky and Douglas Adams
texts
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Infocom Cabinet Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy A collection of digitized scans from a large cache of documents related to the game publisher Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. Assembled by Steven Meretzky of Infocom. During his time at Infocom, Steve Meretzky meticulously gathered thousands of pages of notes, journals, maps, memos, forms and other printable materials related to all aspects of Infocom, and kept them in his basement for decades. During the GET LAMP production, Jason Scott scanned...
Topics: guide, game, adams, interactive, infocom, computer, adventure, galaxy, software, fiction,...
MOCAGH.ORG: SSI
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21
ITEMS
2,415
VIEWS
collection
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Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) was a video game developer and publisher with over 100 titles to its credit since its founding in 1979. The company was especially noted for its numerous wargames, its official computer game adaptations of Dungeons & Dragons, and for the groundbreaking Panzer General series.
The Malware Museum
software
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,322
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,312
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,257
favorite 0
comment 1
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Malware Museum
software
eye 2,257
favorite 0
comment 0
An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.